Contrary to popular (i.e., non-runner) belief, running is not bad for your knees. But for runners with previous injuries from sports that actually do wreck your knees (like skiing, snowboarding or hockey), good news: Stoko, a Vancouver-based company, has created a high-tech compression tight that’s actually a knee brace.
Traditional knee braces are cumbersome, and always seem to be either uncomfortably tight or slipping down the leg – and they’re difficult to wash. The K1 Tight’s support comes from 36 metres of cable embedded in the stretchy, breathable knit fabric that’s adjusted for each leg separately via control knobs on the outside of the waistband. The tights provide just as much fully adjustable, alldirectional stability as a traditional knee brace, supporting a full range of motion, with medical-grade compression to boot. Plus, they’re machine-washable.
The product is endorsed by amateur and professional athletes and medical professionals. And it’s perfect for those who want to enjoy running and other sports while rehabbing, or looking to prevent, knee injuries.